Postal address

Uppsala universitet
Womens and childrens health
Akademiska sjukhuset
SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

Clinical Psychology in Healthcare
Uppsala universitet
Uppsala biomedicinska centrum
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
Klinisk psykologi i hälso- och sjukvård
Box 572
SE-751 23 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address

MTC-house: Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 2 tr
Obst/Gyn, Pediatrics: Akademiska sjukhuset, Entr 95-96 lower ground
IMCH: Drottninggatan 4, 4th floor
Clinical Psychology in Healthcare: Husargatan 3, BMC, D11

Phone

+46 18 611 00 00 (exchange)

Fax

MTC-house: +46 18 611 55 83
IMCH: +46 18 50 80 13

E-mail

kbh@kbh.uu.se
forename.surname@kbh.uu.se

Reproductive Health

The Reproductive Health research group focuses on all aspects of reproductive health, with an aim of improving mental and sexual well-being of women at all ages.

Major depression and anxiety disorders are approximately twice as common in women as in men, and have their first onset peak during the childbearing years. Furthermore, a number of vulnerability periods for onset and deterioration of mood and anxiety disorders have been identified, including menarche, pregnancy, the postpartum period and the final years before menopause. The influence of ovarian hormones on major depression in women is suggested by their close relation to reproductive events and by the fact that sex differences are only evident during the childbearing years. Our research group is world-leading in the field of ovarian steroid interactions with the central nervous system, and the research program will shed unique light on the pathophysiological processes underlying the increased vulnerability to mood disorders that are associated with reproductive events.